Victorine

Victorine

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In this lush, lyrical, and marvelously evocative novel, Catherine Texier takes a mystery from her family's past and draws from it a portrait of a remarkable woman--her great-grandmother Victorine. A young schoolteacher in a quiet province in France, Victorine had married and had two children. But when she falls desperately in love, she makes a startling choice, leaving her family for her lover and a new life in Indochina. On a single day in 1940, as Victorine reflects on her past, we travel back with her, from the willow-lined canals of her childhood home in Vendée to sun-drenched days and languorous nights along the Mekong River at the dawn of the twentieth century. Hers is an unforgettable story of adventure and self-discovery--of a woman's struggle between duty and independence, tradition and freedom, longing and regret. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2004
ISBN: 9780375421242
0375421246
Branch Call Number: FIC TEX
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 24 cm

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nadian Dec 06, 2007

Mysterious. Provocative and evocative.

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nadian Dec 06, 2007

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nadian Dec 06, 2007

On a single day in 1940 Victorine reflects on her past and looks back to the extraordinary period of her life when, as a young schoolteacher, in the Vendee in the 1890s, she fell in love with a customs officer and abandoned her family for her lover and a new life in Indochina. Lush, lyrical and evocative, this novel takes the reader from the willow-lined canals of the Vendee to the sun-drenched days and languorous nights along the Mekong River at the dawn of the twentieth century.
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nadian Dec 06, 2007

Sexual Content: Explicit throughout.

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